For Immediate Release
December 30, 2021
|Milwaukee – We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) are celebrating another successful year in helping the peregrine falcon population flourish. According to the just released Peregrine Falcon Nesting Season Report, an impressive 421 peregrine falcon chicks have been born, named and banded at We Energies and WPS power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan in the past 29 years.|
According to peregrine falcon manager Greg Septon, 20% of all peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin since 1992 were born at We Energies or WPS facilities. This effort has helped this endangered bird escape possible extinction.
The 2021 falcon report features: Nesting details for all the 2021 chicks, including “Fauci” and “Beaker,” named in honor of doctors and scientists, respectively. Pictures of the 11 chicks hatched at We Energies and WPS power plants in 2021.Sightings of popular peregrines from years past, including “Cream Puff” and “Blaze,” named after some of our favorite things about Wisconsin. The peregrine falcon program is another way We Energies and WPS are building a bright, sustainable future. From helping endangered animals and restoring natural habitats, to building new solar facilities and reducing carbon emissions, we are committed to a cleaner future.